The Host

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Lots of kisses, but "Twi"-fi thriller isn't that compelling.

PG-13 2013 121 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 9+

Ignore the critics

The critics seem to lose their soul when writing movie reviews sometimes. The girl that took over the body was not bratty at all. She was very kind and considerate and slightly confused. They dwell on the negative aspects and make it sound worse than it actually is. I think you should give it a try.

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age 10+

Fantastic movie.

Very little language and barely anything sexual, not enough to be concerned about. A few violent scenes, but nothing graphic. Just scenes that imply violent things. I recommend this movie for mature kids! I have three young ones who love it. (12, 15 and 10)

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